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Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Visits Ventura County

By George Miller Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) President Jon Coupal dined with some people invited by the Ventura County Taxpayers Association (VCTA) recently. He was there to thank them for their role in providing an Amicus Curiae (Friend of the Court) brief in support of HJTA’s lawsuit on state pensions. The two organizations, not to […]

Candidate Statement- Dave Grau for Ventura Council

Candidate Statement- Dave Grau for Ventura Council

Retired Business Executive . I’m a veteran, a retired business executive with a degree in accounting, and a taxpayer advocate. I think it’s time for a change in City Government. It’s time to get back to common sense: making sure the city is fiscally responsible, small business friendly, and tough on crime. . After serving in the U.S. […]

VCTA former Chair David Grau running for VC Supervisor against Bennett

VCTA former Chair David Grau running for VC Supervisor against Bennett

Ventura County Taxpayers Association     Former VCTA Chair in District 1 Race By now, it is clear to many in Ventura County District 1 that David Grau, former Chairman of the Ventura County Taxpayers Association, is going to make his bid to win a seat on the Board of Supervisors in 2016.   Dave’s […]

Try engaging, not alarming voters on pensions

Try engaging, not alarming voters on pensions

By David Grau and Dick Thomson     There’s no single reason why Ventura County should reform its system of pensions and obligations to public employees. There are 100 million reasons. That’s because the county is spending $100 million more in 2014 to pay for pensions than just 10 years ago. That $100 million could […]

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Another Questionable Solid Waste Choice for Oxnard Residents?

Viewpoint By David Grau   Supervisors Long and Foy,   Ventura County Taxpayers Association is concerned about developments between City of Oxnard and its solid waste contract.  Recently Oxnard proposed additional changes to Waste Management’s contract and asked Chiquita Canyon Landfill to show how it might offer a better deal.   The approved solid waste […]

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

Oxnard City Council 10-1-13- Toland/Waste Management landfill deals, Recycling Plant takeover, flood mitigation plan

By George Miller Highlights: – Toland Landfill trash disposal debated, discount accepted, drug Waste Management proposal deferred. – Del Norte Recycling plant city takeover reaffirmed, discussed – Flood Protection Plan presented, discussed (photo- left)   Name Date Duration Agenda Minutes Video City Council Meeting October 1, 2013 06h 55m Agenda Video   Landfill trash disposal […]